First Batch of Happy Grads for 2019

The 2019 Round 1 Graduation Ceremonies featured a group of PhD and DBA conferrals from Business and Law.  

PhD conferrals on 20 and 21 Feb –

  • Mohammad Shihab Khan, whose thesis Electoral Behaviour in Bangladesh: 1991–2008 was supervised by Alfred Deakin Professor Chris Doucouliagos (Economics)
  • Kaushalya Jeewani Nallaperuma, whose thesis The Effect of Power on Consumers’ Other-Focused Decision-Making was supervised by Associate Professor Josh Newton (Marketing)
  • Franziska Wolf, whose thesis Hedging Decisions and Firm Value: A Cross-Validation Study of Australian and Canadian Industries was supervised by Professor Pasquale Sgro (Economics)
  • Lidia Xynas, whose thesis Taxation as a Social Engineering Tool, was supervised by Professor Jean Du Plessis (Deakin Law School).

DBA conferrals on 20 Feb –

  • Christian Bartsch, whose thesis Set-Up and Centralization of Cash Management in European Industrial Companies was supervised by Professor Monica Keneley (Finance)
  • Johnny, whose thesis Consumer Evaluations and Organisational Responses to Catastrophic Service Failures was supervised by Dr Nichola Robertson (Marketing) (Conferred in absentia)
  • Jolene Morse, whose thesis Examining the Link between Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Organisational Financial Performance was supervised by Professor Stuart Orr (Management)

Dr Bartsch travelled from Munich accompanied by his Father, to receive his DBA in person.  He had previously travelled to Warrnambool to meet with his Supervisor, Professor Keneley, but mostly kept in contact online, throughout his DBA candidature.

Those graduates who attended the ceremonies are pictured below with the presiding officer of the University – Professor Gary Smith, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement).  Dr Xynas is pictured with the presiding officer and her Supervisor, Professor Du Plessis.

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